Alpha Gamma Rho - University of Florida

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Alpha Gamma Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at the University of Florida

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A L P H A G A M M A R H O • A L P H A G A M M A C H A P T E R • U N I V E R S I T Y O F F L O R I D A FALL ALPHA GAMMA Alumni News 2019 BE A LEADER FOR ALPHA GAMMA CHAPTER—GIVE TODAY Additional Contributions Needed to Begin Construction W hat does our fraternity mean to you? Anything? Everything? Was your time at Alpha Gamma Rho a time of growth and formation? Did it provide leadership opportunities? Did it prepare you for your career? Did it deliver a lifetime of stories? We believe in Alpha Gamma Rho, and we savor the challenges and memories we shared on 13th Street. That's why we're writing you today. We're asking you to honor your past and extend a helping hand to brothers who follow us. It's Time to Commit We've been working diligently to keep you informed about Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future: The Campaign for a New Chapter House. So far, $2,689,632 has been committed toward our $3.5 million campaign goal. More than 250 alumni have shown their appreciation of the AΓP brotherhood and invested in Alpha Gamma Chapter. The chapter gave them lifelong friendships, shaped them into leaders in college and beyond, and provided them with a home away from home in Gainesville. However, we need even more alumni to step up and give back. It's Time to Participate The process of securing approval from the necessary committees for this historic project is complete, and now it is imperative that we close the gap on the remaining $810,368 to begin construction. If we don't reach our goal, we won't have a chapter house for members before fall 2020, and we don't want to go longer than that without a central hub for our brotherhood— it's essential for Alpha Gamma Rho's successful future at the University of Florida. Today, we sit at 23% of participation among our active alumni. The average participation rate in the most successful Greek capital campaigns is 25%, which is within our reach. However, we need more broad-based alumni support. Please don't sit on the sidelines assuming someone else will do this. There is no minimum gift. Make the choice to participate and secure a solid foundation for Alpha Gamma Chapter. It's Time to Make Your Pledge Enclosed for your convenience is a pledge form for this campaign. Your name will be engraved on the donor plaque with a contribution of $2,500; that's only $42 per month over five years! We often spend this much on non-essential items a month without even realizing. If you instead assign that sum to Alpha Gamma, you can leave your mark and help us write the next chapter. We also have tax-deductible options through the Alpha Gamma Rho Foundation. Please see the included pledge form for more information and make your pledge today. This is the time to pay it forward and to leave our beloved chapter better than we found it. Fraternally, W. Bernard Lester '58 Edward Smoak '68 Campaign Co-Chairman Campaign Co-Chairman Adam Putnam '92 Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek '93 Campaign Co-Chairman Honorary Campaign Chairman Donate online by visiting alphagamahouseassociation (non-tax deductible) or (tax deductible). Campaign Progress by the Numbers As of October 23, 2019 $3.5 Million Goal $2,689,632 Written Commitments 76% of Goal Raised 23% Participation 256 Total Contributors 1,092 Active Alumni $2.5 Million $2 Million $1.75 Million $1.5 Million $1.25 Million $1 Million $750,000 $500,000 $250,000 $3.5 MILLION GOAL $2.75 million $3 million $3.25 million Alpha Gamma Chapter outside of their temporary house. Support the campaign today to give our brothers a permanent home at UF and a place alumni can be proud to call their own.

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